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Psychological assessment

The psychological assessment section is focused on the advancement of psychological science such as practice and ethics of psychological assessment in its various contexts (including work on issues related to psychological measurement and psychometrics, adaptation, development, validation and standardization of instruments), the use of instruments for the purposes of psychological assessment, psychodiagnostic, evaluation of interventions or programs and case studies involving the use of instruments.

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  1. The short version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) is a popular instrument used to assess quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the following ...

    Authors: Sandra Lima-Castro, Paúl Arias-Medina, Alexandra Bueno-Pacheco, Eva Peña-Contreras, Mónica Aguilar-Sizer and Marcela Cabrera-Vélez

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:29

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  2. This study presents the development of the Psychosocial Uncertainty Scale (PS-US), which articulates the perception of uncertainty in the social context and its psychological experience. It was validated with ...

    Authors: Mariana Lucas Casanova, Lara S. Pacheco, Patrício Costa, Rebecca Lawthom and Joaquim Luís Coimbra

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:25

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  3. The Kessler Distress Scale (K10) is a self-report scale for the assessment of non-specific psychological distress in the general and clinical population. Because of its ease of application and good psychometri...

    Authors: Evandro Morais Peixoto, Daniela Sacramento Zanini and Josemberg Moura de Andrade

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:21

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  4. Collective efficacy, defined as a group’s shared belief about its conjoint capability to organize and execute courses of action, plays a pivotal role in understanding the dynamics of sports teams, since it inf...

    Authors: Mylena Aparecida Rodrigues Alves, Marcus Vinicius de Souza Lencina, Mayara Juliana Paes and Joice Mara Facco Stefanello

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:18

    Content type: Review

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  5. This study’s main purpose was to examine the psychometric properties of FoMOs’ adaptation among the Indonesian adolescents’ population. The second aim was to investigate the concurrent validity of the Indonesi...

    Authors: Dian Veronika Sakti Kaloeti, Ayu Kurnia S and Valentino Marcel Tahamata

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. The theoretical-methodological process of cross-cultural adaptation of scales is fundamental for the expansion of research possibilities related to a given area and population, as instrument adequacy allows fo...

    Authors: Ravine Carvalho Pessanha Coelho da Silva, Ana Carolina Soares Amaral, Augusta Karla Silva Quintanilha, Vitor Alexandre Rabelo de Almeida, Marcus Vinicius Freitas Rodrigues, Aldair J Oliveira and Fabiane Frota da Rocha Morgado

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:11

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:13

  7. Executive dysfunctions are central symptoms in different neurological, developmental, and context-related conditions. The assessment of these functions is then essential in neuropsychological pediatric clinica...

    Authors: Amanda Guerra, Izabel Hazin, Jean-Luc Roulin, Didier Le Gall and Arnaud Roy

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:6

    Content type: Research

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  8. Acculturation stress is associated with poorer physical and mental health and a lower level of psychological well-being. The causes of acculturation stress are diverse, but most are similar in the migrant popu...

    Authors: Alfonso Urzúa, Diego Henríquez, Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar and Vanessa Smith-Castro

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:3

    Content type: Research

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  9. Attitudes play a central role in intimate partner violence against women and are related to its origin, to the responses of women who suffer violence, and to the settings where it occurs. In fact, these attitu...

    Authors: Victoria A. Ferrer-Perez, Andrés Sánchez-Prada, Carmen Delgado-Álvarez and Esperanza Bosch-Fiol

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:27

    Content type: Review

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  10. Intellectual disability (ID) is a developmental disorder characterized by deficits in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

    Authors: Thais Selau, Mônia Aparecida da Silva, Euclides José de Mendonça Filho and Denise Ruschel Bandeira

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:26

    Content type: Research

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  11. Employees’ perceived opportunities to craft (POCs) influence actual job crafting behavior, which may have consequences for their well-being and work performance. This study aimed to validate the perceived opportu...

    Authors: Rita Pimenta de Devotto, Clarissa Pinto Pizarro de Freitas and Solange Muglia Wechsler

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:21

    Content type: Research

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  12. Evaluating patients in the acute phase of brain damage allows for the early detection of cognitive and linguistic impairments and the implementation of more effective interventions. However, few cross-cultural...

    Authors: Raira Fernanda Altmann, Karin Zazo Ortiz, Tainá Rossato Benfica, Eduarda Pinheiro de Oliveira and Karina Carlesso Pagliarin

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:18

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:23

  13. In the present study, we aimed to integrate unidimensional and multidimensional perspectives of the construct of the fear of personal death (FOPD). It has been assumed that (a) there is one general factor of F...

    Authors: Jarosław Jastrzębski, Radosław Rogoza and Sławomir Ślaski

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:16

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  14. There is no disease-specific instrument to measure the quality of life of significant others of cancer patients in Germany. In this study, we evaluated the reliability and construct validity of a German versio...

    Authors: Anna Tamara Ehmann, Cornelia Mahler and Nadja Klafke

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:15

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  15. The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ) is one of the most investigated instruments for the evaluation of sociocultural pressure and internalization of the beauty standard, and it ...

    Authors: Clara Mockdece Neves, Juliana Fernandes Filgueiras Meireles, Fabiane Frota da Rocha Morgado, Ana Carolina Soares Amaral and Maria Elisa Caputo Ferreira

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:12

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  16. The aims of this study were to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory–Brazilian version (CBI-Br) in a sample of university professors and academic staff members of Brazilian p...

    Authors: Fernanda Ludmilla Rossi Rocha, Lilian Carla de Jesus, Maria Helena Palucci Marziale, Silvia Helena Henriques, João Marôco and Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:11

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  17. The Experiences in Close Relationships (Brennan et al, Attachment theory and close relationships, 1998) questionnaire is one of the most widely used measures of adult romantic attachment. Despite the advantages o...

    Authors: Mónica Guzmán-González, Diana Rivera-Ottenberger, Audrey Brassard, Rosario Spencer and Marie-France Lafontaine

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:9

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  18. There has been scant research published regarding the assessment of depression in ethnic groups, and few studies have addressed the validation of scales for standardized assessment of depressive symptoms among...

    Authors: Lorena P. Gallardo-Peralta, Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, Alba Ayala-García and María João Forjaz

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:7

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  19. Entrepreneurial behavior is of great importance nowadays owing to its significance in the generation of economic, social, personal, and cultural wellbeing. This behavior is influenced by cognitive and personal...

    Authors: Álvaro Postigo, Marcelino Cuesta, Ignacio Pedrosa, José Muñiz and Eduardo García-Cueto

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:6

    Content type: Research

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  20. The holotropic mind perspective, an integral part of the framework of transpersonal psychology, has been considered a revolutionary approach to a certain spectrum of experiences in Non-ordinary states of consc...

    Authors: Daniela Martins Machado, Sheila Giardini Murta and Ileno Izídio da Costa

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:3

    Content type: Research

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  21. Negative cultural beliefs about psychotherapy patients represent one of the barriers in the psychological help-seeking and treatment adherence. In Chile today, there is little research about specific beliefs t...

    Authors: Natalia Salinas-Oñate, María José Baeza-Rivera, Manuel Ortiz and Héctor Betancourt

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:2

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  22. This study presents the adaptation of the Uncertainty Response Scale (Greco & Roger, Pers. Individ. Differ, 31:519-534, 2001) to Portuguese. This instrument was administered to a non-clinical community sample ...

    Authors: Mariana Lucas Casanova, Lara S. Pacheco, Patrício Costa, Rebecca Lawthom and Joaquim L. Coimbra

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:23

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  23. STIs and HIV/AIDS are an important public health problem, transmitted by risky sex behaviours. In this context, it is necessary to identify protective factors, of those behaviours, as sexual self-concept. Sexu...

    Authors: Rodrigo Ferrer-Urbina, Geraldy Lorena Sepúlveda-Páez, Diego-Tomás Henríquez, Daniel Ignacio Acevedo-Castillo and Débora Alejandra Llewellyn-Alvarado

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:22

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  24. The aim of this study is to adapt the multidimensional in-group identification scale (MGIS) to the Brazilian context by gathering evidence of its psychometric properties. A total of 663 people from two samples...

    Authors: Luana Elayne Cunha de Souza, Tiago Jessé Souza de Lima, Luciana Maria Maia, Ana Beatriz Gomes Fontenele and Samuel Lincoln Bezerra Lins

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:19

    Content type: Research

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  25. Given that most young women with eating disorders do not receive treatment, implementing effective prevention programs is a public health priority. The Body Project is a group-based eating disorder prevention ...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Soares Amaral, Eric Stice and Maria Elisa Caputo Ferreira

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:13

    Content type: Research

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  26. Several studies have focused on the assessment of students’ motivation because this construct is very important to understand students’ learning and how to enhance it. The Academic Self-Regulation Questionnair...

    Authors: Marta Gomes, Vera Monteiro, Lourdes Mata, Francisco Peixoto, Natalie Santos and Cristina Sanches

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:8

    Content type: Research

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  27. This study evaluated the effects and impact of a multicomponent positive psychology program for health promotion of retirees. A quasi-experimental longitudinal design was used, and the baseline and end of inte...

    Authors: Helen Durgante and Débora Dalbosco Dell’Aglio

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:6

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  28. Emotional intelligence (EI) has often been linked to improvements in professional performance. Indeed, generic competencies related to EI have been included in university curricula. However, learning EI involv...

    Authors: Raquel Gilar-Corbi, Teresa Pozo-Rico, Maria Luisa Pertegal-Felices and Barbara Sanchez

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:33

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  29. The objective of this study was to obtain evidence of the convergent and factor validity of the Reduced Scale of Big Five Personality Factors (ER5FP), with 20 items, and of the Reduced Inventory of Big Five Pe...

    Authors: Jacob Arie Laros, Alexandre José de Souza Peres, Josemberg Moura de Andrade and Maria Fabiana Damásio Passos

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:32

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  30. The aim of this study was to develop a scale to investigate the ways of coping with interpersonal situations considered difficult in the Brazilian university context. The items were based on the results of a s...

    Authors: Adriana Benevides Soares, Luciana Mourão, Fátima Almeida Maia, Humberto Claudio Passeri Medeiros, Marcia Cristina Monteiro, Roberta de Souza Nogueira Barros and Pedro Vítor Souza Rodrigues

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:24

    Content type: Research

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  31. The Brief-COPE is an abbreviated version of the COPE (Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced) Inventory, a self-report questionnaire developed to assess a broad range of coping responses. Currently, it is ...

    Authors: Felipe E. García, Carmen Gloria Barraza-Peña, Anna Wlodarczyk, Marcela Alvear-Carrasco and Alejandro Reyes-Reyes

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:22

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  32. There are few studies on parental socialization of positive emotions in adolescents and few instruments that measure these parental reactions. Therefore, we developed a new version of the Emotion Socialization...

    Authors: Eva Costa Martins, Fernando Ferreira-Santos and Liliana Meira

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:9

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  33. Childhood experiences are considered to be of crucial importance in the formation of maladaptive schemas, according to Young’s concept. Although some schema questionnaires already exist for children, these ins...

    Authors: Christof Loose, Frank Meyer and Reinhard Pietrowsky

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:7

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  34. The construction of the 18REST, a short 18-item inventory to describe students’ position on John Holland’s RIASEC interest types, is documented. The instrument is meant to be used in large-scale assessment in ...

    Authors: Rodolfo Augusto Matteo Ambiel, Nelson Hauck-Filho, Leonardo de Oliveira Barros, Gustavo Henrique Martins, Loes Abrahams and Filip De Fruyt

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:6

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  35. This study sought to compare evidence of the factorial validity of the adapted version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-OLD) scale (three response options) with the original version of ...

    Authors: Rômulo Lustosa Pimenteira de Melo, Edivan Gonçalves da Silva Júnior, Rafaella Queiroga Souto, Ísis Simões Leão and Maria do Carmo Eulálio

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:4

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  36. Stereotyped beliefs about old age and the aging process have proven to strongly promote negative behaviors toward the elderly, with unfavorable influences on their mental and physical health. Therefore, it is ...

    Authors: Cristina Nunes, Susana Menéndez, Cátia Martins and Helena Martins

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:3

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  37. This study had the following aims: (i) to translate the Spiritual Health and Life-Orientation Measure (SHALOM) into Brazilian Portuguese and adapt it to ensure the semantic/conceptual equivalence and content v...

    Authors: Sandra Adriana Neves Nunes, Helder Miguel Fernandes, John Wayne Fisher and Marcos Gimenes Fernandes

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:2

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  38. Baddeley’s grammatical reasoning test is a quick and efficient measure of fluid reasoning which is commonly used in research on cognitive abilities and the impact of stresses and environmental factors on cogni...

    Authors: Purya Baghaei, Fahimeh Khoshdel-Niyat and Mona Tabatabaee-Yazdi

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:16

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  39. Recent studies on the life satisfaction in children and young people have investigated its association with vulnerability, discrimination, the individual’s school environment and network of relationships, and ...

    Authors: Cynthia Cassoni, Edna Maria Marturano, Susana Coimbra and Anne Marie Fontaine

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:14

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